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Gold mining in placer county


A short but steep 10 minute walk from the parking area puts your boots in water and the denser patches of growth provide ample shade even on the hottest of summer days. High mountain gold with the perfect mix of access and seclusion. This area is highly regarded for its gold content within the “white channel” that extends through this area. Armed with the proper knowledge and know how there is substantial gold for the taking.

Mines in the area have drill reports that show substantial gold at relatively low depth within the channel. Google “black canyon foreshill” and the website is there along with the plan of operations for the area completed within the last ten years. Call or message us today for your appointment to view this or one of our other Northern California locations.

Based in Nevada County with properties in Placer, Sierra, Yuba, Butte, as well as Nevada County we try and offer “something for eveyone” so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your dream claim’s criteria! If you are local and want to discuss terms, transfer or just have some mining related questions stop on in and see us at the office we are either here or in the field.

Their reserve estimates indicate that considerably greater yardages of gravel remain than were mined. The nugget was a mass of beautifully crystalized gold that weighed over troy ounces. It is currently on display at the California Mining Museum and is the largest surviving specimen of the Gold Rush era. By the area was highly productive.

In that year the Jenny Lind mine was discovered and hydraulic mining was introduced. Large-scale hydraulic mining continued until the early ‘s and drift mining until the early ‘s. There was appreciable activity here in the ‘s and early ‘s and a few mines have been worked since.

The gold at Canada Hill is believed to be in a branch of the Tertiary American River that flowed northeast and east across Sailor Canyon and then southeast to join the main channel near French Meadows.

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